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Shofar FTP Archive File: orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-finland

Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white
Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; Finland
Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey
         of Neo-Nazi Skinheads"
Followup-To: alt.skinheads

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-finland
Last-Modified: 1995/08/30


There are Skinhead groups in several Finnish cities -
Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Lahti, Oulu, Pori - with a
membership of between 10 and 50 in each. 

Asked for a view of Finland's Skinhead scene in 1992, a member
of the Finnish Skin band Mistreat spoke of "a relatively
strong scene" in the major cities, "at least a few hundred
people who are real Skinheads and many more with a similar

On the 12th of November, 1992, police arrested a small group
of Skinheads for smashing the windows of the Jewish synagogue
in Turku. A year later a Finnish Skinhead was quoted in the
British skinzine _Last Chance_ bragging that Skinheads had
attacked refugee centers in Helsinki and in Tampere, and that
the movement had "gathered new members fast."

In Helsinki, a Skinhead group fired the editor of its
magazine, _Skullhead-Skinhead_, for having written articles
condemning Nazi crimes against humanity. As of late 1993,
there were skinzines published in at least two Finnish cities,
Pori and Vantaa. (Anti-Defamation League, 30)

                          Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide
Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League,
1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY

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